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Phantagor
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« on: February 11, 2021, 11:03:09 AM »

So, i am starting Midnight again, after an abstinence of 10 years or so...this time i am going for the role as the Gamemaster, and while trying to absorb as much information as possible, i stumbled upon 1d4chan which is usually a great source for an odd description of topics. What stood out, was this sentence

"Also don't let your DM's lies deceive you; The elves are the true evil guys of the setting. You heard it here first! *FWIP*"

Have i missed something? Is this just 1d4chans way to make me doubt the nobility of the elves? Or is there some dark secret that i have not found yet?
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2021, 09:35:47 AM »

In short, no. There's no dark secret I've seen that would indicate that sort of twist.

That said, everyone's the hero of their own story. You could run an "evil" campaign with someone who has become a legate because the Shadow is the authority now, and the only way to ensure his people are safe is to join the authority and protect them himself. Then, the spies and raids of the elves would certainly undermine that noble goal... so there are ways to spin the story to make the elves the antagonists.

Making them the evil guys of the setting though? I don't see it. Not when divine evil incarnate sits atop his tower in the middle of the continent.
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2021, 10:52:56 AM »

Hej man, thanks for the reply.
Good to hear. I thought i had read most books and got a bit confused by that part (which btw got deleted on 1d4chan soke days after i posted here Smiley ).

As of right now, my group is unsure who isbthe actual evil or whom to trust (i did let them make characters on faerun and then did throw them ibto thr midnight settinf in the first run (some handwavy pit devil shattered a black mirror zo try to pierce the veil to get iut, but he only got some people in. The veil is closed again and the players want home now of course).

Gives them a long term goal if leaving midnight (which they will nost likely never achieve) and the benefit if not knowing anything about the world (both olayers and characters).

I also used the tome of shadow, that someone posted here and introduced a dharghuul to them to make them even more question which side is tue right side.

Of course, big izi is the big bad evil and the elves are ehat coukd be considered good, but ibplay the elves more that they are more busy with surviving than helping others.
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2021, 02:51:57 PM »

You're using the Tome of The Shadow I wrote? Awesome! I'm glad it's helping, it was certainly designed to blur the lines between good and evil.  twisted

Makes sense that the elves would be too busy surviving and trying to win their endless war, so their lack of philanthropy could be interpreted as apathy toward or even condoning the atrocities committed outside their forest without any other context. Your players heads must be spinning!

I hope you and your players have a blast in the setting. Shame they'll never get home... muahahaha
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